I am aware of this as this originates from my own personal first hand experience. My first private driving instructor was an ok person and maybe I’m a bit slow initially, he wasn’t exactly patient with me (my good friend who recommended me told me he was really patient with him).
No hard feelings, it’s essentially the same outside anyway, some folks just “click” more with others.
This reduces your risks for getting a personal driving instructor.
Things to cover / learn in Basic Theory Test / Exam?
We strongly suggest you buy the Basic Theory of Driving – The Official Handbook from the school ( it comes as a package with the Final Theory Test handbook) when you book for your Basic Theory Test.
Introduction to driving (in Singapore), different classes of driving licenses
Singapore Road Signs and Signals (you literally must memorise each one of these)
Singapore Traffic Rules and Regulations (again just pure memorisation)
Code of Conduct on the road
Parts and Control of A Car (Basic)
And other nitty gritty details which we will not cover here.
As you clear your Basic Theory Test (you’ll get your results right away with a print out), your Basic Theory Test “Pass Results” stays with you for good.
This means that, you can proceed to do the next 2 steps (together if you want)
1. Obtain a Provisional Driving License (PDL) – this allows you to learn practical lessons on the roads with a certified driving instructor. Without the PDL, you are unable to book for your driving lessons
2. Book your Final Theory Test date. You definitely have to clear your Basic Theory Test Date before booking for your Final Theory Test Date.
We’ll help you clear your Basic Theory Test (BTT) with ease. In Singapore, you can take your driving lessons in any of the driving centres here: Bukit Batok driving centre, Comfort driving centre (ubi driving centre) and Woodlands driving centre.
Taking Your Driving Lessons in Singapore for your Traffic Police Driving License Test. When taking your Singapore driving license, you can hire a private driving instructor for your practical tests at the same time while studying for your basic theory test and final theory test. Check out the Traffic Police Singapore website for other details.
Generally speaking your driving lessons (from start to finish) consist of both theoretical and practical lessons.
The sequence of your driving lessons are as (in order):
1. Basic Theory Lessons (theoretical)
You can really study from home at your own comfort you can also attend the lessons taught in various driving schools. To be honest, the Basic Theory Test involves the basic concepts of driving and learning the various road signs and traffic regulation. Pretty much rote learning (memorization) in my personal opinion.
2. Final Theory Lessons (theoretical)
Commonly known as “Advance Theory Test”, you can too attend final theory driving lessons if you wish to and similar to the Basic Theory Tests, we feel it is sufficient to study at your own pace.
3. Practical Driving Lessons (practical)
Unlike the theoretical nature above, you are required to either attend a driving school for your school driving lessons or engage a private driving instructor for your private driving lessons.